Encourage Employee Education

February 22, 2024

One of the perks of working for Baylor University is the opportunity to receive tuition remission benefits for spouses and children. Employees are also able to benefit from tuition remission and tuition reimbursement. Why should you, as a supervisor, encourage a direct report to take advantage of these benefits?

  • Employees who gain additional knowledge in their role the skills that they acquire may hone their expertise, which could help them to become more productive.
  • Professional designations typically require continuing education. Encouraging employees to earn or maintain a professional designation may help with compliance and regulatory requirements.
  • Supporting an employee’s career goals through pursuing additional education can increase engagement and retention.
  • Encouraging employees to stay up to date on best practices and industry trends will help employees and the organization to remain competitive.
  • Cultivating qualified internal candidates for leadership roles may increase commitment to the organization while reducing turnover costs.
  • Lifelong learners tend to be more adaptable when navigating change or challenges within the workplace.
  • Organizations that encourage employees to pursue education tend to attract top talent.

Encouraging employees to pursue additional education benefits both the employee and the organization through improvements in skills, engagement and performance. When might a supervisor encourage employees to pursue additional education?

  • One-on-One meetings are perfect opportunities to identify potential opportunities for skill enhancement.
  • Annual performance discussions are another great time to discuss specific ways in which specific coursework or degree programs could benefit an employee.

What support does Baylor University provide to encourage employees to pursue additional education?

Tuition Remission can be used by eligible employees to pursue coursework at Baylor University that would apply toward an undergraduate and/or graduate degree.

Tuition Reimbursement can be used for job-related courses taken through another university. Tuition reimbursement provides ways for employees to stay current in their specialties and strive for continuous improvement.